Foreign Kleptocracy: Problems and Solutions


Middle Eastern countries have seen a “drastic” rise in their perceived level of corruption in the past year, according to analysis by Transparency International, The Financial Times reports:

Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia all took larger backward steps in the campaign group’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index than any of the other 176 countries in the rankings. In contrast, TI saw signs of progress in some unlikely places, including North Korea, Afghanistan and Belarus, as well as China, Brazil and India.

OpenGov Hub holds a discussion on “Perspectives on Foreign Kleptocracy’s Problems and Solutions” February 1 at 12:30 p.m. with Mark Melton, deputy editor of Providence and Ted Moorman, a writer on finance writer. Venue: OpenGov Hub, 1110 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C.



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